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Gamling

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The leader of the watchers of [[Helm's Dike]], an old man, though still a commanding presence at the time of the [[Battle of the Hornburg]]. Despite his age, he was still a brave fighter - in that Battle, it was Gamling who first realized that [[Orcs]] had penetrated [[the Deep]] through its culvert, and he led the counterattack himself.  
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[[Image:Peter Jackson's Gamling.jpg|thumb|200px|Gamling as portrayed in [[Peter Jackson's The Two Towers]]]]
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'''Gamling''' (late [[Third Age]]) was a man of [[Rohan]] and the leader of the watchers of [[Helm's Dike]]. An old man during the [[War of the Ring]], Gamling was still a commanding presence at the time of the [[Battle of the Hornburg]]. During the battle Gamling was the first to realize that [[Orcs]] had penetrated [[the Deep]] through its culvert, and he led the counterattack himself.  
  
Gamling seems to have been brought up in the western valleys of [[Rohan]] - at least, he understood the tongue of [[Dunland]] that was still spoken in those regions.
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Gamling seems to have been brought up in the western valleys of Rohan; he understood the tongue of [[Dunland]] that was still spoken in those regions.
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Revision as of 17:07, 28 May 2006

Gamling (late Third Age) was a man of Rohan and the leader of the watchers of Helm's Dike. An old man during the War of the Ring, Gamling was still a commanding presence at the time of the Battle of the Hornburg. During the battle Gamling was the first to realize that Orcs had penetrated the Deep through its culvert, and he led the counterattack himself.

Gamling seems to have been brought up in the western valleys of Rohan; he understood the tongue of Dunland that was still spoken in those regions.